Yearly Archives: 2020

Changes to Minimum Wages – July 2020

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Further to our ‘Newsflash’ on this topic in June, each year the Fair Work Commission (FWC) carries out an annual National Minimum Wage (NMW) review. The 2020 annual NMW review was announced last month, the decision increases the NMW by 1.75%, with the new rate taking

2020-07-15T11:10:46+10:00July 15th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

Your Duty of Care – The Importance of Placing Appropriate Cover

Author: Sheila Baker Managing Director Gold Seal The key points of this article are to clarify two critically important responsibilities Brokers have under the legislation that governs Broking, being the Corporations Act - and the many occasions we encounter where they go hand in hand – the responsibilities of accurate documentation and record-keeping. Carrying

2020-06-24T10:50:36+10:00June 24th, 2020|Articles, News|

Changes to minimum wages – effective 1 July 2020

Author: Lehanne Bleumink, Gold Seal HR Services Manager. Each year the Fair Work Commission carries out an annual minimum wage review. While the Fair Work Commission rejected calls to freeze the minimum wage this year (finding this would effectively cut wages and put relevant workers at greater risk of poverty), the 2020 annual wage

2020-06-23T11:58:34+10:00June 23rd, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|

Valerie Baker Memorial Award is cancelled for 2020

Sponsored by Gold Seal, AIMS and Steadfast Valerie Baker Memorial Award is cancelled for 2020 The Valerie Baker Memorial Award for 2020 has been cancelled. The prestigious Award was due to open for entrants in May, supported by industry heavyweights Steadfast, AIMS and Gold Seal along with Lloyd’s. The plan

2020-06-03T11:21:59+10:00June 3rd, 2020|News|

Supporting Vulnerable Customers Training

As announced by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) the deadline for implementing the General Insurance Code of Practice (GICOP) has been delayed by six months until July 2021 to assist Insurers to manage the effects of COVID-19 and associated shutdown measures. However the ICA expects Insurers to fast track the Vulnerable Customers and Financial

2020-05-26T15:03:00+10:00May 21st, 2020|Articles, News, Training|

HR Newsflash – JobKeeper and Award flexibility changes

Author: Lehanne Bleumink,  Manager, HR Services, Gold Seal On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper scheme in Australian workplaces. The changes to the Fair Work Act will now allow an employer who qualifies for JobKeeper payments to direct employees not to work, work

2020-04-16T13:36:41+10:00April 16th, 2020|Articles, HR News, News|